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Northwestern Mutual to Serve as Presenting Sponsor of the Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills

Funds Raised to Help Find a Cure for Childhood Cancer

WOODLAND HILLS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/17/14 -- Mitchell Beer CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual, located in Woodland Hills, Encino and Bakersfield, today announced his firm will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the 29th Annual Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills. The race, which takes place on March 22, expects to draw more than 7,000 runners and another 3,000 spectators. Comprised of the nation's top, two Half Marathons, The Great Race is a major fundraising event for local schools and other charities. In addition, again this year, the Northwestern Mutual group will be fundraising for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

"Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease among children 15 and under," said Mitchell Beer, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual. "Despite this, childhood cancer research is vastly underfunded, receiving less than 5 percent of all cancer research dollars. That's why the work that Alex's does is so important. To date, they've raised more than $75 million, which has funded the research critical to finding a cure. We all know someone affected by cancer -- and to know that our time, energy and dollars could help a child battling this terrible disease gives our efforts real meaning and purpose."

The Great Race is made up of six individual races: the noted Pacific and Chesebro Half Marathons, the Old Agoura 10K, the Deena Kastor 5K, the Kids Mile and Family Run. This is Northwestern Mutual's third year as a major sponsor. Last year, the group raised almost $10,000 for Alex's Lemonade; this year, their goal is to raise $25,000.

To make a donation, please visit: http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1112731

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2013, according to FORTUNE® magazine, and has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 156 years. As a mutual company with $1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

Northwestern Mutual is located at 21800 Oxnard Street, Suite 800 in Woodland Hills, CA. For more information, please visit: www.beerfinancialgroup.com.

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